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A few hours ago another quake near South Pole 5.1 and I posted it there.
http://planetxtownhall.com/index.php?topic=557.0
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Earthquakes On Or Near The Poles
This quake was south of Australia.
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Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2010, 08:23:49 AM »
There will be a few messages here about recent quakes in Australia and New Zealand/surrounding
area.
Will post some, whether they are huge quakes or not - since they could be a sign of increasing
activity in the area. 
http://www.platetectonics.com/oceanfloors/australian.asp 
Below is one quake from about three hours ago.
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Magnitude 4.7  SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
Date-Time Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 12:34:05 UTC
Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 01:34:05 AM at epicenter
Location 43.566°S, 172.445°E
Depth 5.3 km (3.3 miles) set by location program
Distances 20 km (10 miles) W of Christchurch, New Zealand
215 km (135 miles) SSE of Westport, New Zealand
300 km (185 miles) NNE of Dunedin, New Zealand
315 km (195 miles) SW of WELLINGTON, New Zealand
 
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php

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Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2010, 05:26:45 AM »

Deaths as Australia copes with major flooding   0:54
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Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2010, 01:06:50 PM »
Its a scary time in Oz land right now. ??? :o

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Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2010, 10:28:52 PM »
http://poleshift.ning.com/profiles/blogs/7-of-10-arrives
Interesting?  ed

Ed, yes I hadn't read that page before.

7 of 10 Arrives!

Java began sinking on December 23, 2010, though this was only reported as flooding that refuses to drain. This occurred from one end of the island to the other, and primarily on the southern side of Java, which is being pulled down. By December 25, 2010 the Indo-Australian Plate began lifting on its eastern side. And by December 26, 2010 the Mariana and Philippine plates also began tilting. The buoys from the Philippine Sea to Tasmania show this, irrefutably. Queensland and the Philippine Islands suddenly had monstrous flooding due to the water draining toward the low sides of these tilting plates. Details on these issues are below, in this newsletter. Of course, as the Zetas had stated, the trend would be obvious before the scenarios started to unfold in ernest. This was outlined in Issue 208
http://www.zetatalk.com/newsletr/issue208.htm
of this newsletter on October 24, 2010, as the drumroll could be heard. Lets revisit the Zeta 7 of 10 predictions, and the predicted sequence of events, as they were outlined in Issue 207
http://www.zetatalk.com/newsletr/issue207.htm
of this newsletter on October 17, 2010.


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Ed posted this:

Re: World Weather: Sites, Events, Disasters
« Reply #33 on: Today at 02:20:03 pm »!;
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/01/11/3110095.htm

Toowoomba swamped by deadly 'inland tsunami'
Updated 1 hour 30 minutes ago

PreviousNextSlideshow: Photo 1 of 7
 
A man is rescued from a tree as floodwaters rage in Toowoomba (ABC Rural: Will Ockenden )

Video: Man rescued from Toowoomba flash flooding (ABC News) Video: Toowoomba hit by flash flooding (ABC News) Video: Flood deaths in Toowoomba (7.30 Report) Audio: Queensland's flood crisis spreads south (PM) Related Story: Seven dead as raging torrent swamps Toowoomba Related Story: Residents on edge as floodwaters rise Related Story: Gillard unveils flood assistance Related Story: 1974 comes flooding back as Brisbane on alert Related Link: Cars swept away by floodwaters Related Link: Video: Toowoomba flood aftermath A desperate situation is unfolding in Queensland's south-east, after flash flooding claimed the lives of at least seven people on Monday.

Heavy rain created a deadly torrent of water that swept people off their feet, cars down city streets and houses off their foundations in the Darling Downs city of Toowoomba.

Four deaths have been confirmed, while the ABC understands three others have died.

The raging waters are headed towards Lowood, east of Toowoomba and about 65km from Brisbane, and could affect expected flood levels in Brisbane and at Ipswich.

A severe weather warning has been issued for several parts of the state, and people are being evacuated from homes at Condamine, Chinchilla and Dalby, west of Toowoomba.

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Bureau Home > Weather and Warnings > Queensland > Queensland Warnings Summary

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About Warning Services
Warnings current:
Coastal Wind Warning 1,
Severe Weather Warning 1,
Ocean Wind Warning from Fiji,
Flood Warning - Fitzroy River, http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20765.html
Flood Warning - Burnett River, http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20770.html
Flood Warning - Coastal rivers - Maryborough to Gold Coast,
http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20780.html
Flood Warning - Mary River, http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20790.html
Flood Warning - Sunshine Coast (Noosa etc.), http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20795.html
Flood Warning - Stanley & Brisbane above Wivenhoe Dam:
http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20800.html
Flood Warning - Lockyer, Bremer, Warrill & Brisbane below Wivenhoe:
http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20805.html
Flood Warning - Condamine-Balonne Rivers, http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20825.html
Flood Warning - Macintyre/Weir,   http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20835.html
Flood Warning - Moonie River, http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20840.html
Flood Warning - Thomson/Barcoo/Cooper Ck, http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20860.html
Queensland flood warning summary. http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20885.html
Tropical Cyclone Warnings and Information  (None.) http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/

http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/

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Rescuers search for dozens of people missing in Australia floods
From Hilary Whiteman,
CNN January 13, 2011 9:51 p.m. EST

Brisbane, Australia (CNN) -- Emergency services and Australian military personnel stepped up the search Friday for dozens of people still missing in Queensland as authorities and residents tried to assess the damage caused by the state's worst flooding in decades.

One of the 15 bodies recovered was found 80 kilometers from where the person had been washed away, said Queensland Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson. Some bodies might never be recovered, he said.

Floodwaters that carved a muddy trail of destruction through Brisbane, the state capital, have started to recede, but officials warn the cleanup will take months.

More than 20,000 homes were inundated after the normally subdued Brisbane River turned into a raging torrent as weeks of rain pushed it to more than 4 meters at high tide early Thursday.

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh fought back tears as she described the damage inflicted by the state's "worst natural disaster in our history."

The search was concentrated to the west of Brisbane, near Toowoomba, which was all but submerged when a wall of water tore through the town on Monday.

"There has to be an expectation of further deaths and further bodies. ... We have to steel ourselves for that terrible outcome," said Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith.

Residents in Brisbane were being urged not to enter floodwater because of the risk of illness after sewage plants along the river were inundated.

Sightseers were warned to stay clear of the Brisbane River or risk hampering emergency service operations.

Some 200 people, including members of the Australian Defence Force, Special Emergency Services and police, searched vast tracts of land and swollen waters for 55 people still missing.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard spoke to reporters at Amberley Air Force Base outside Brisbane, where she was preparing to board a plane to tour the area. She said the number of ADF personnel deployed for rescue and cleanup work was being boosted to 1,200. That represents the biggest deployment of ADF personnel for a natural disaster since Cyclone Tracy devastated the northern Australian city of Darwin on Christmas Eve 1974, killing 71 people.

Aerial views of Brisbane showed islands of roofs and treetops jutting from a sea of muddy brown water -- or stranded high-rises jutting starkly from murky river overflow.

The Brisbane River, which slices through the city, peaked Wednesday at 4.6 meters (more than 15 feet), about a meter below predictions and below the level set by the last major flood in 1974.

Officials had predicted a crest at 5.2 meters.

Bligh said 11,900 homes in Brisbane were fully flooded and 14,700 were partially flooded. In addition, about 2,500 businesses were fully inundated and 2,500 more were partially inundated, she said. Many of them will never again be habitable, she said.

"There's a lot of heartache and grief as people start to see, for the first time, what has happened to their homes and their streets," Bligh told ABC News 24. "In some cases, we have street after street where every home has been inundated to the roof level."

Queensland police have arrested 10 people on 18 charges of looting, Atkinson said. Nine of the incidents were in Brisbane and one in Ipswich. If convicted, offenders could face up to 10 years in prison.



How do Brisbane floods compare to 1974?

Australia's economy drowned by floods

Flood-hit area

Satellite view Some 600 members of the Australian Defence Force were helping and more were expected, said Bligh.

She predicted that Brisbane's Central Business District was "largely operational," and will likely be fully operational next week, when power is expected to be restored to 10 office buildings.

The flooding in Brisbane follows flooding elsewhere in the state. Soon after Christmas, water from torrential rains swamped the northern city of Rockhampton, 600 kilometers (370 miles) north of Brisbane, triggering a massive recovery operation to rebuild the town.

Those floodwaters have been sweeping toward the coasts since then. So far, 70 towns and cities in Queensland have been affected by the flood, Bligh said.

Homeowners who had evacuated their properties started returning Thursday to assess the damage. Some rowed out on inflatable boats, surfboards and whatever else they could find. One man was seen walking in the murky water up to his chin.

Mark Grant reached his West End property, in central Brisbane, by kayak.

"I've got a couple of thousand dollars worth of surfboards under the house and we'd left the garage door open to avoid structural damage to the house and I wanted to get them before they floated out to sea," he said after paddling back to higher ground in his street, which was smeared with mud and littered with flood-damaged furniture.

He, his wife and three children abandoned their home on Tuesday evening after the water rose 1 meter inside their garage. By late Thursday, the brown, murky water had risen more than half a meter above the second floor.

The depth of the water surprised him. "We'd been advised by the council that the building height we built at was a meter above the 1974 floods when in fact it's quite a bit below the 1974 floods," he said. "It's only now that we've worked that out."

Farther down the street, Jody Jackson walked down her driveway, where sodden mattresses were piled on a muddy armchair and TV. She and her husband had been staying in the nearby hostel her husband manages, but abandoned it for the main flood evacuation center at the RNA Showgrounds.

They were among more than 1,000 people who slept Wednesday night on inflatable mattresses at the center. Numbers are expected to fall in coming days as people find alternative accommodations.

"We've been coming back and forward just to check" on the hostel, Jackson said. "It's not as bad as we expected."

But many others weren't so lucky. Elsewhere in the city, floodwater rose to rooftops, submerging houses and creating a logistical and financial headache for homeowners waiting for the water to drop so they could check the damage.

CNN's John Raedler contributed to this report.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/01/13/australia.floods/index.html

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Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2011, 06:40:30 AM »
One thing to be thankful for, as you Australian Members already know,
Tropical Cyclone Zelia is moving away from the Australian coast...
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Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2011, 12:30:43 PM »
Magnitude 5.0   Region AUCKLAND ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND REGION

Date-Time Friday, January 14, 2011 at 06:48:58 UTC
Friday, January 14, 2011 at 05:48:58 PM at epicenter
Location 49.469°S, 163.908°E
Depth 26.3 km (16.3 miles)
Distances 210 km (130 miles) NW of Auckland Island, New Zealand
475 km (295 miles) SW of Invercargill, New Zealand
1245 km (770 miles) SW of WELLINGTON, New Zealand
1980 km (1230 miles) SSE of CANBERRA, A.C.T., Australia
 
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_big.php

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Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2011, 05:51:56 AM »
nzherald

Brisbane facing unprecedented crisis
12:50 PM Monday Jan 17, 2011

Brisbane is facing a homelessness crisis, the premier warns, amid fears bodies could be lying undiscovered in flood-hit parts of the city.

Premier Anna Bligh convened a special cabinet today to formulate a detailed recovery plan for the flood-devastated state.

Brisbane is facing a homelessness crisis, the premier warns, amid fears bodies could be lying undiscovered in flood-hit parts of the city.

Premier Anna Bligh convened a special cabinet today to formulate a detailed recovery plan for the flood-devastated state.

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10700231

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Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2011, 05:57:49 AM »
Flood Stats
Australian Flood: 20 dead; 14 missing; 2.1 million people live in the 51 areas being labelled as disaster zones; 500,000 sq km area affected by flood; more than 20,000 homes and businesses have been flooded; the estimated cost of rebuilding the worst hit Queensland state alone stood at A$10 billions;
Brazil Flood: 626 dead; at least 14,000 people homeless
South Africa Flood: 40 dead
Philippines Flood: 51 dead; 309,002 families or 1,580,543 individuals have been affected by the flood
Sri Lanka Flood: 40 dead; 390,000 homeless; 3744 houses destroyed; more than 1 million people have been affected; destroyed 21 percent of nation's staple rice crop

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Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2011, 06:04:08 AM »
Flood Stats
Australian Flood: 20 dead; 14 missing; 2.1 million people live in the 51 areas being labelled as disaster zones; 500,000 sq km area affected by flood; more than 20,000 homes and businesses have been flooded; the estimated cost of rebuilding the worst hit Queensland state alone stood at A$10 billions;
Brazil Flood: 626 dead; at least 14,000 people homeless
South Africa Flood: 40 dead
Philippines Flood: 51 dead; 309,002 families or 1,580,543 individuals have been affected by the flood
Sri Lanka Flood: 40 dead; 390,000 homeless; 3744 houses destroyed; more than 1 million people have been affected; destroyed 21 percent of nation's staple rice crop


Susan, terrible isn't it? Thanks for the over-all statistics.
This was also posted by susan over in this Topic:  World Weather: Flooding, cyclones and other events
http://planetxtownhall.com/index.php/topic,637.0.html

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